AR-News: US - Meatless Power
Orville A Knudsen
oak at waste.org
Thu Dec 4 13:36:38 EST 2003
Carnivores may be king of the jungle, but veggie lovers can rule the road.
"Vegetarians tend to have lower body-mass indexes, lower cancer rates and
lower cholesterol levels than meat-eaters," says Liz Applegate, Ph.D.,
consultant to the U.S. Olympic Cycling Team and author of the Encyclopedia
of Sports and Fitness Nutrition. "They also tend to live longer. More
athletes ask me questions about vegetarianism than any other diet topic.
And they all want to know the same thing: Can I still ride as strong?"
Veggie-chowers such as six-time Ironman champ Dave Scott and Tour de
France stage winner Sean Yates prove that you don't lose muscle when you
go meatless. But you do have to eat smarter when you put the steak knife
away. "You can't eat nothing but pasta and bananas and expect to perform
your best," says Lisa Dorfman, R.D., author of the Vegetarian Sports
Here are four ways to trim the meat and still hammer the local rides:
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